Free Opener: Open many file formats

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Free Opener can “Open DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, CSV files without installing Microsoft® Office.
Watch video files including AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MOV and MP4 formats.
Listen to any music or sound file: MP3, WMV, MID, WAV plus others!
View your image files: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, ICO, RAW and more!
Plus open 80+ other file types quickly and easily for free!”

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FreeFileViewer

Posted on September 3, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Music, Sound, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

FreeFileViewer is a non-bloated, simple file viewer and music player which handles lots of files that you might need to use but don’t have the regular software to handle.  Freeware!

.3G2 Video file for 3G CDMA2000 multimedia services
.3GP Video file for 3G mobile phones
.AAC Audio file in Advanced Audio Coding format
.AC3 Audio file in Audio Codec 3 format
.ANI Animated cursor
.APE Audio file in Monkey’s Audio format
.ASP Microsoft Active Server Page
.ASPX Microsoft Extended Active Server Page
.AVI Video file in Audio Video Interleave format
.BAK Backup file
.BIN Binary data file
.BMP Bitmap Image file
.BW Raw Black and White Bitmap
.CEL AutoDesk Animator Cel Image
.CFG Configuration file
.CUR Cursor image or animation
.CUT Dr. Halo image
.DAT Data file, e.g. winmail.dat files
.DIB Device-Independent Bitmap Graphic file
.DIVX Video file in DivX format
.DIZ Description file
.DOC Microsoft Word 97-2003
.DOCX Microsoft Word 2007+
.DTS Audio file in Digital Theater Systems format
.EMF Windows Enchanced Metafile
.EPS Encapsulated Postscript file
.FAX Fax document
.FLAC Audio file in Free Lossless Audio Codec format
.FLV Video file in Flash format for use on the Internet
.GIF Graphical Interchange Format image file
.ICB Truevision ICB Targa Image File
.ICO Icon file
.INFO Informational file
.JFIF JPEG File Interchange Format
.JP2 JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPC JPEG 2000 Code Stream File
.JPE JPEG Image File
.JPEG JPEG Image File
.JPG JPEG Image File
.M4A Audio file in MPEG-4 Audio Layer format
.M4V Video file in iTunes format
.MANIFEST Application manifest file
.MKA Audio file in Matroska Audio Stream format
.MKV Video file in Matroska format
.MOV Video file in QuickTime Movie format
.MP2 Audio file in MPEG-1 Audio Layer II format
.MP3 Audio file in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III format
.MP4 Video file that uses MPEG-4 compression
.MPA Audio file in MPEG Audio File format
.MPC Audio file in Musepack Compressed Audio format
.MPEG Video file in MPEG format
.MPG Video file in MPEG format
.OFR Audio file in OptimFrog Audio format
.OGG Audio file in Ogg Vorbis Audio format
.OGM Video file in Ogg Media format
.PAL Dr. Halo image
.PBM Portable Bitmap Image
.PCC ZSoft Paintbrush image
.PCD Kodak Photo-CD image
.PCX ZSoft Paintbrush image
.PDD Adobe PhotoDeluxe Image
.PDF Adobe Portable Document Format
.PGM Portable Gray Map Image
.PHP Hypertext Preprocessor File
.PIC Generic Picture File
.PNG Portable Network Graphics Image file
.PNM Portable Any Map Image
.PPM Portable Pixmap Image File
.PSD Adobe Photoshop Image file
.PSP Paint Shop Pro Image file
.RA Audio file in Real Audio format
.RAS Sun Raster Graphic image file
.RGB RGB Bitmap image file
.RGBA SGI RGBA Image file
.RLA SGI Alias/Wavefront RLA image
.RLE Run Length Encoded Bitmap
.RM Video file in Real Media format
.RMVB Video file in Real Media Variable Bit Rate format
.RPF SGI Alias/Wavefront RPF image file
.RTF Rich Text Format
.SGI Silicon Graphics Image File
.TGA Truevision TGA Targa Image File
.TIF Tagged Image File
.TIFF Tagged Image File
.TMP Temporary file
.TTA Audio file in The True Audio Codec format
.TXT Text file
.VDA Truevision VDA Targa Image File
.VOB Video file in DVD format
.VST Truevision VST Targa Image File
.WAV Audio file in Waveform Audio format
.WIN Truevision WIN Targa Image File
.WMA Audio file in Windows Media Audio format
.WMF Windows Meta File
.WMV Video file in Windows Media Video format
.XLS Microsoft Excel File
.XLSX Microsoft Excel 2007+ File

All other file types can also be opened with Free File Viewer, but will be displayed as a hexdump that can be inspected and printed.

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How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

TechSupportAlert tells how to repair corrupt or damaged Windows system files with System File Checker.

Included in current versions of Windows.

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AudioShell

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Freeware Genius recommends AudioShell which is freeware that “allows you to view and edit your audio file tag information directly within Windows Explorer.

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Q-Dir: portable file management program

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

Freeware Genius has a post on Q-Dir, the portable file management program.

There are instructions on how to use Q-Dir instead of Windows Explorer to get all of its advantages.

Freeware.

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UltraSearch – Freeware for ultra-fast file search

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, searching | Tags: , , , , , , |

JAM Software offers UltraSearch Freeware for ultra-fast file search.

“UltraSearch searches files on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds. UltraSearch does not use a previously built index or background process, it achieves its speed by working directly on the Master File Table (MFT) of the NTFS partitions. You can enter a file name or a pattern like *.exe and often will see the results already while typing. Additional information like size and last change date will be shown for the listed files. Moreover, the Explorer context menu is available inside UltraSearch.”

That means it searches for file names, but not what’s inside them.  If that’s all you need, this may be the tool for you.

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File Dropper: File Host up to 5GB files

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Files, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

File Dropper is a File Host for Mp3, Videos, Music, Documents and accepts files up to 5GB in size.  Upload, and share the link with whomever needs to download it.

No sign ups or registrations but signing up allows you to keep track of files, add password protection, make files private and delete files.

“Any individual utilizing the services provided by File Dropper does so at their own risk.”

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WeTransfer service for large (up to 2GB) files

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: Files, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

WeTransfer is recommended by MakeUseOf.

“The only form you fill out is the one below which appears when you click ‘Go’ on the homepage. Tell it which file you want to send from your computer. Enter your e-mail address and that of the recipients and type a message.”

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Use MoveFile and PendMoves to Move a File That is Always in Use

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Files, Utilities, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , |

Use MoveFile and PendMoves to Move a File That is Always in Use lets you move those files that are already busy running Windows.

For Vista.

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ISO what?

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: CD, DVD, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ISO files are single files that contain the archived contents of a CD or DVD.  They’re often used to install operating systems or other big programs.  If you download an ISO file, you may need to burn it to a CD or DVD.

Some freeware programs being recommended by PC World are:

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Folder Size for Windows Explorer (XP)

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Folder Size for Windows Explorer is a handy utility for XP (but not Vista).

When you display a list of files, you see the size of the files listed, but normally not the size of folders — you have to open the folders to get the size.

This changes Explorer so you see the folder size (all the combined files).

Freeware for Windows XP (but not Vista).

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To Take Ownership of a System File In Vista

Posted on June 1, 2009. Filed under: Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , |

To Take Ownership of a System File In Vista. follow the steps given by Internet Fixes.

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Vista tip: save the path to the file

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Techniques, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , |

In Windows Vista, find the file you need, then hold down the SHIFT key while you right-click it.

Now you should see an extra menu option called “Copy as Path” which saves the full path to the file on the Clipboard.

Handy for email attachments, uploading files, etc.  Just use the paste command to put it where you need the path and file listed.

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WebSiteZip Packer packs it in

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, presentation, Utilities, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WebSiteZip Packer is a free HTML to Executable file, Ebook Compiler, E-book Publisher, Ebook Creator/Generator Software “which will help you to turn a single HTML page or a group of pages into a solid executable file (.exe) with an integrated HTML browser. Ideal for e-books, product catalogs, site demos, manuals, and searchable information distribution.”

These are possible uses of WebSiteZip Packer:

  • Use it to produce and distribute e-books;

  • Let the visitors of your web site download the identical exe-version of the site for offline work;

  • Create convenient offline presentations and catalogs;

  • Create guides and manuals for your software products;

  • Use it for any purpose where you need a solid executable file with an integrated HTML browser instead of piles of separate files and folders which are usual attributes of HTML pages.

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FileMenu Tools 5.4.1 upgrades your right-click menu

Posted on December 15, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ZDNet has a post onFileMenu Tools 5.4.1 (Windows) which “lets you customize the context (right-click) menu of Windows Explorer. The application adds built-in utilities to perform operations on files and folders and adds customized commands that let users run external applications, copy/move to a specific folder or delete specific file types. With FileMenu Tools, you also can customize the “Send to…” submenu and enable/disable context-menu commands added by other applications.”

Windows.  November 2008.  Freeware.

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ZipItFree for compression

Posted on December 9, 2008. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

ZDNet has a post on  ZipItFree (exe), from MicroSmarts which “was designed to be better than WinZip and WinRar combined. While WinZip charges $29.95, ZipItFree is absolutely free. Compress even more with our new Black Hole super compression. Save disk space and e-mail transmission time.Version 1.9 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.”

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista.  July 2008.  Freeware.

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Live Mesh how-to from Office Watch

Posted on December 9, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Office Watch has instructions for the new, still-experimental Live Mesh

Live Mesh is Microsoft’s file sharing ‘cloud’ technology and it’s available free for testing.

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Automen: a small video converter

Posted on December 6, 2008. Filed under: File conversion, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

freewaregenius has a post onAutomen: a small yet brilliant video converter which “is a free GUI for Mencoder that can perform video conversions across multiple formats and encoders. It supports XviD (for AVI encoding), FLV, X264 (MP4 for Ipod/PSP/PS3), WMV, MPEG4, MPEG2, and Huffyuv and is designed to be simple and straightforward for quick video conversion.”

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“Everything” desktop search for NTFS drives

Posted on December 6, 2008. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, searching, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

freewaregenius has a post on“Everything”: small, lightning fast desktop search for NTFS drives

Description: “Everything” is a free, lightning fast file and folder name search program that offers right-click context menu integration. It works with NTFS filesystem hard drives only because it does not scan your hard drive but rather uses the Master File Table of the NTFS volume to build its database.  If your hard drive(s) is NTFS formatted and if you are looking for a super-fast program for searching file and folder names that beats the pants off of Windows’ default search function, this program may be it. It may be, in fact, the fastest desktop search program (for files and folder names) that I have ever seen.”

NTFS is normally found on Windows XP and Vista systems.

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Photo (and other file types) recovery programs

Posted on December 6, 2008. Filed under: Files, Graphics, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

The Kim Komando web site has a list of suggestedPhoto recovery programs for those times when you realize you just deleted those valuable photos from your flash card or hard drive.  They also can help with other files you deleted by mistake.

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